The Medicus Firm has 8 physician jobs in Rheumatology with salaries ranging from $350,000 to $450,000
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The average base salary for a physician practicing Rheumatology is $236,060, with the average overall salary being $240,350. Your salary will vary based on your location, additional certifications you may obtain, and years of experience you have. The expected job growth for this field is around 4% by the year 2030. The states with the highest Rheumatologist salaries are North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Maine. The salary for a Rheumatologist ranges from $90,000 per year to $477,000 per year.
Some benefits of working as a Rheumatologist include high demand, long-term patient relationships in which you will build rapport, having a variety of fellowship opportunities, having a high impact on issues affecting patients’ quality of life, and having the ability to do research.
As a Rheumatologist, you should have communication skills to explain medical conditions and treatment options to your patients, empathy to help your patients feel comfortable while discussing symptoms, problem-solving skills to find solutions to your patients’ health issues, and organization to better manage patient files.
Your job duties as a Rheumatologist will include prescribing medications to treat arthritis or Lupus, performing biopsies to collect tissue samples for analysis by a pathologist, diagnosing patients with rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma, and prescribing medication to treat rheumatic diseases.
While working as a Rheumatologist, you can expect to work in a private office, clinic, or hospital. Alternatively, you might also participate in surgery or teach at a medical school.
Some physicians may choose to participate in CME, or continuing medical education. You will find both specialty- and state-specific CME resources all across the internet. All organizations will offer different things, but these resources include podcasts, live and virtual courses, webinars, videos, and live and virtual conference experiences. Resources are offered by the following Rheumatology organizations: American College of Rheumatology and John Hopkins Division of Rheumatology. You can find other CME resources via Mayo Clinic and myCME, among others.
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